Political Calendar: Week of July 10, 2016

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Political Calendar for the Week of July 10, 2016:

Monday, July 11, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon, Dragon’s View Restaurant (400 N. Bonita, South of St. Mary’s Road between the Freeway and Grande Avenue, turn South at Furr’s Cafeteria). New price: buffet lunch is $10.00 cash, $12 credit; just a drink is $3.50. Featured speakers are AZ Corporation Commission candidates Tom Chabin, Bill Mundell. Next Week: LD2 House candidate Aaron Baumann.

Monday, July 11, 7:00 p.m.: Democrats of Oro Valley meeting, at the Oro Valley Public Library, 1305 W. Naranja Drive (SE corner at La Cañada). Meet the second Monday of each month. . Featured speakers are AZ Corporation Commission candidates Tom Chabin, Bill Mundell. For more information please contact Mike Dayton at teachers12@msn.com or (520) 742-3774, or visit our web site http://www.demsov.org/.

Tuesday, July 12, Noon: Democratic Women of Rim Country meeting, at Tiny’s Family Restaurant, 600 Arizona Hwy. 260, Payson, AZ. Meet the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact paysondems@gmail.com or call (928) 468-9669.

Tuesday, July 12, 3:30 p.m.: Saddlebrooke Democrats meeting, at SaddleBrooke Activities Center, 64518 E. Galveston Lane (Saddlebrooke). Meet the second Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Steve Groth at (520) 385-6686 or check our web site. SaddleBrookeDemocrats.org.

Tuesday, July 12, 4:00 p.m.: Democrats for Picture Rocks meeting, at Horseshoe BBQ Restaurant, 6575 N. Sandario Road, Tucson. For more information please contact Catalina Hall at dems4prandav@gmail.com.

Tuesday, July 12, 4:30 p.m.: MLB All-Star Game from San Diego.

Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 p.m.: (Special Time) Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting.

Wednesday, July 13: Last day to file arguments for or against ballot measures (General Election).

Wednesday, July 13, 6:30 p.m.: Copa City Democrats meeting, location varies. For more information please contact Constance Jackson at jcksconniejean@aol.com.

Thursday, July 14, 5:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Nucleus Club meeting, at the Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway Blvd. Meet the second Thursday of each month. Features speakers are House Democrats running for two seats in LD 9 – incumbent Dr. Randy Friese, incumbent Matt Kopec, and Pam Powers Hannley. For more information please contact Ash Silverburg at (520) 326-3716.

Thursday, July 14, 5:30 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party meeting, at the Prescott Adult Center, 1280 E. Rosser Road, Prescott. $10.00 donation, $5.00 if you bring a dish to share. Meet the second Thursday of each month. Please RSVP to (928)541-0413 or email us at info@yavdem.org.

Thursday, July 14, 7:00 p.m.: Yuma County Democratic Party meeting, at the new Yuma Democratic Party HQ at 290 S. 1st Avenue, Ste. 1, Yuma. Parking is available in back. Meet the second Thursday of each month. For more information please contact us at yumademocrats@gmail.com.

Saturday, July 16, 10:00 a.m.: Pima County Democratic Party African-American Caucus meeting, at Grace Temple Baptist Church, 1020 E. 31st Street, Tucson. Meet the third Saturday of each month. The caucus is not exclusively for African-Americans, all are welcome to join. Guest speakers are Brian Bickel, candidate for Pima County Supervisor District 1, and Jeff Rogers, candidate for Justice of the Peace. For more information please contact Connie DeLarge at cdelarge@dmyl.com or (520) 241-8408.

LD 2 Chili Fest

Saturday, July 16, 5:30 p.m.: LD 2 Chili Fest, at the home of Linda Laird, 1432 S. San Luis, Green Valley. Folk singer Pat Rickert will provide music while we indulge in chili, corn bread and salads. $20 per person. You must RSVP because of limited seating. You can pay by check, payable to “LD 2 Pima” with “July 16 fundraiser” in the memo line (please include your name, address and occupation for contribution reporting). You can drop it off at DCSRA headquarters,  or mail to Diane Kistler, 335 S. Placita de la Fabula, Green Valley, 85614.

Special Announcements:

DCSRA Discussion Group

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area hosts a Current Events Discussion Group at the DCSRA Headquarters, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. Join us at the weekly meeting of the Democratic Headquarters Current Events Discussion Group. We’ll talk about some of the major events of the previous week, including but not limited to political topics, and try and go behind the news for a deeper understanding. For more information, please contact Jean Vickers jean.vickers@cox.net.

Drinking Liberally

Third Wednesday of each month, 6:00 p.m.: Drinking Liberally returns to Tucson, at Casa Vicente (375 S. Stone Avenue, Tucson, casavicente.com) whose gracious and helpful wait staff sets the table(s) for us. We need to know by the morning of each meeting approximately how many folks will attend. Next meeting is Wednesday, July 20. NOTE: Casa Vicente is closed July 20, so we will be meeting at Ermanos, 220 N 4th Avenue, in their tasting room in the back (Just beyond 9th Street). There’s parking half a block south, on the other side of the street. Please RSVP to tucson@drinkingliberally.org. Informal but thoughtful conversation, good wine and beer, and good food. There is no obligation to order anything–but as a thank you to Casa Vicente for the use of their patio, I hope everyone will order at least one drink (alcoholic or otherwise). And the Tapas are wonderful! The patio is almost completely covered, so weather isn’t much of a problem and there’s plenty of free parking.

Sunday, July 17, 12:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party PC Strategy Workshop, at PCDP Headquarters, 4639 E. 1st Street (one block South of Speedway and West of Swan).  This workshop will highlight candidate support activities available for PCs and volunteers. To RSVP or RNC-Logofor more information, please contact Susan Bickel at susanbickel@hotmail.com or (520) 559-3904.

Monday, July 18 – Thursday, July 21: Republican National Convention in Cleveland aka “the mistake by the lake” — seems almost prescient.

Monday, July 18, 5:30 p.m.: Meet the Candidates Night, sponsored by the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance, at the Dunbar Pavilion on 325 W. 2nd Street, Tucson. Come meet the candidates.

Tuesday, July 19, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona meeting, at the Pueblo del Sol Country Club, on St. Andrews Drive in Sierra Vista. Meet the third Tuesday of each month. The cost of the luncheon is $15.00. For reservations, please contact Kathy Marvin, President of the DWSEA through email at kathleencrafts@gmail.com or by telephone at (520) 803-6697. Visit our web page.Democratic Women of Southeastern Arizona.

Tuesday, July 19, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 9 meeting, at Northwest Medical Center, La Paloma Urgent Care Community Classroom, 4001 E. Sunrise Drive. Meet the third Tuesday of each month. For more information please contact Brian Clymer at brianclymer@yahoo.com or (520) 297-3539.

Wednesday, July 20, 6:00 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party meeting, at Pinal County Democratic Party HQ, 121 W. Florence Blvd., Casa Grande. This will be an Executive meeting and working session for the upcoming Gala. For more information lease contact pinaldemocrat@gmail.com or call (480) 678-1756.

Wednesday, July 20, 6:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of Northern Gila County meeting, at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road, Payson. Meet the third Wednesday of the month. For more information please contact paysondems@gmail.com or call (928) 468-9669.

Wednesday, July 20, 6:30 p.m.: Democracy for America – Maricopa County (DFA-MC) monthly meeting is the 3rd Wednesday of every month, and the new location is Macayo’s on Central Avenue, South of Indian School. DFA-MC is on the web, Facebook and Twitter. For more information contact DFAofMC@gmail.com.

Wednesday, July 20, 6:30 p.m.: Legislative District 10 meeting at Pima County Democratic Party HQ, 4639 E. 1st Street (one block South of Speedway and West of Swan). Meet the third Wednesday of each month. For more information lease contact Rob Selby at r_ybles@hotmail.com or (520) 790-3024.

Thursday July 21: Last day to file as a write-in candidate for the Primary Election.

Thursday, July 21, 8:00 a.m.: Democrats of the Red Rocks breakfast, at Old Sedona Family Restaurant Bar & Grill, 1405 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona. Meet the third Thursday of each month. Featured speaker is Tomas Robles for Arizonans for Fair Wages & Healthy Families on “A living wage — its not $8.05 an hour.” He is active in organizations dedicated to immigrant and worker rights, raising the minimum wage, veterans and housing discrimination issues. Admission is $12, includes buffet breakfast and gratuity. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. Please RSVP to (928) 274-6541.

Saturday, July 23, 10:00 a.m.: Northern Cochise County Democratic Club meeting. Meeting locations rotate between Benson and Wilcox. For more information please contact Kathy Suagee at soprano_58@hotmail.com. Visit our web page Northern Cochise County Democrats.

Saturday, July 23, 2:00 p.m.: Legislative District 11 meeting, at the Wheeler, Taft, Abbett Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive, Tucson. Meet the fourth Saturday of each month. For more information please contact Scott Baker at legdist11dems@gmail.com. Find us at www.AZLD11Dems.org.

Saturday, July 23, 300 p.m.: (Special meeting) Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area meeting, at the DCSRA Headquarters (Upstairs conference/meeting room), Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Green Valley. Featured speakers are Corporation Commission candidates Bill Mundell and Tom Chabin. For more information, please contact Jean Vickers jean.vickers@cox.net.

Pinal County Democratic Party Annual Gala

Saturday, July 23, 5:30 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party Annual Gala, at The Property Conference Center, 1251 W. Gila Bend Highway, Casa Grande. Pinal County Democrats invite you to “Turn the County Blue Again” Gala Dinner with Blogger Donna Gratehouse and Education Advocate Linda Lyon. PC tickets are $70, individual tickets are $80. Purcahse tickets and register online Here. For more information lease contact pinaldemocrat@gmail.com or call (480) 678-1756.

Yavapai County Democratic Party Annual Picnic

Sunday, July 24, 1:00 p.m.: Yavapai County Democratic Party annual picnic, at Watson Lake (Upper Ramada), four miles north of downtown at 3101 Watson Lake Road, Prescott. Candidates, food, fellowship, raffles and the famous pie auction. $12.00 per person/$22.00 per family. (includes parking)
Reserve by calling (928) 541-0413 or online at Act Blue.

Sunday, July 24, 3:00 p.m.: Marana Democrats meeting, at the Continental Reserve Plaza, 8333 N. Silverbell Road, Tucson. For more information please contact Buddy Gill at maranadems@gmail.com or (408) 806-2036.

Monday, July 25, 6:00 p.m.: Legislative District 3 meeting, at the Joel Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Avenue (parking under the library). Meet the fourth Monday of each month. For more information please contact Andrés Cano DNC-Logoat andres@canoagroup.com or (520) 304-5778.

Monday, July 25 – Thursday, July 28: Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Tuesday, July 26, 11:30 a.m.: Blue Tuesday Luncheon Forum, at the Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden (Scottsdale). Generally meets the last Tuesday of the month. If you want lunch, you must RSVP by the Thursday before so we can order for you! Email jctillotson@msn.com. $22 – cash only – at the door! (If you RSVP, and then find you can’t make it, PLEASE LET US KNOW, or we’ll have to pay for your uneaten lunch!) For more information please contact bluetuesdayluncheon@gmail.com.

Wednesday, July 27, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Women of the Prescott Area luncheon, at the Centennial Center, 1989 Clubhouse Drive, Prescott (on the Antelope Hills golf course). Luncheon reservations are required. A buffet luncheon will be provided. Cost is $15 for members and $17 for nonmembers. RSVP by email: DWPrescottArea@gmail.com or call (928) 848-2753. Contact us ASAP if you make reservations and are unable to attend. The public is welcome, but reservations are required. To join, email the form and pay at the luncheon, or mail with a check to Sandy Baggenstos, DWPA Treasurer, 530 N. Fitzmaurice Drive, Prescott, AZ 86303.

Thursday, July 28, 5:30 p.m.: Maricopa County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting. Meet and greet (and dinner) begins at 5:30. Meeting begins promptly at 6:00 pm.

Thursday, July 28, 6:00 p.m.: Casa Grande Democrats meeting, at Bedillon’s Restaurant (Adobe Room), 800 N. Park Avenue, Casa Grande. For more information please contact Jack Guthrie at democratsofcasagrande@gmail.com and Like Us on Facebook.

Thursday, July 28, 7:00 p.m.: Heritage Highlands/Dove Mountain Democrats meeting, at the Heritage Highlands Clubhouse, 4949 West Heritage Club Boulevard (Marana). For more information please contact Dick Reddy at (520) 579-9460 Richard.Reddy@fredonia.edu.

Sunday, July 31, 8:00 p.m.: Laughing Liberally Tucson returns to lampoon the national, state and local political scene. Come out and enjoy Tucson’s best and brightest comics as we try our best to save democracy…one laugh at a time. it’s FUN…it’s FREE…New Location! Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress Street, downtown Tucson. Last Sunday every month.

Monday, August 1: Deadline to register to vote in the Primary Election. Note: Those of you not registered with a political party will need to request a primary ballot for the party of your choice.

Wednesday, August 3: Early voting begins in the Primary Election.

Thursday, August 4, 5:30 p.m.: Democratic Club of Northern Gila County Dinner with Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, at the Majestic Rim Retirement Living facility, 310 E. Tyler Parkway, Payson, AZ. Ann Kirkpatrick is the dinner speaker. Many Democratic candidates for office in Arizona will join us for a complimentary Meet and Greet from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm prior to dinner. This is your chance to be informed and to meet the candidates. Meet & greet 5:00-6:00 p.m., Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 each with your choice of meal. For tickets and more information, please call Diane Green at 602-319-6755, or go to the Democratic Headquarters at 509 Highway 87, Payson AZ.

Friday, August 5 to Sunday August 21: Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil.

Tuesday, August 30: Primary Election.

Friday, September 16: Yavapai County Democratic Party’s annual Truman-Clinton Dinner. Save the date! Details TBA.

Sunday, September 18, 11:30 a.m.: Democrats of Greater Tucson Awards Luncheon. Save the date! Details TBA.

Thursday, September 29: Last day to file as a write-in candidate for the General Election.

Monday, October 10: Voter registration deadline for General Election.

Wednesday, October 12: Early voting begins in the General Election.

Tuesday, November 8: ELECTION DAY.

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